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  1. Genesis Preps Reissues Second Phase

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Genesis is about to embark on the second phase of its albums reissuing project. From Oct. 1, Virgin/EMI will release four of the recently-reunited group's best-selling titles: "Genesis" (1983), "Invisible Touch" (1986), &q ...

  2. Plugged And Unplugged

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: I'm all for Sony BMG's effort to create a direct-to-consumer mobile content portal. I've always said the music industry should do more to take control of its own digital destiny rather than rely on its technology partners t ...

  3. Video Competition Extends Lifespan Of Alleycats' Songs

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Technology and art have formed a symbiotic relationship to ensure that the songs of popular Malaysian recording group the Alleycats live on through a video competition. The Alleycats have recorded 29 albums with Universal Music since their 1969 de ...

  4. U.K. Fans World’s No. 1 CD Buyers

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music fans in the U.K. are top of the world CD buying charts for the fourth year in a row, despite the inroads being made by downloading songs from the Internet. Figures produced by the IFPI for international CD sales point to the U.K. population ...

  5. Green Light Labels

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Earthology Recordings Craig Minowa's Alternative Distribution Alliance-distributed label and CD replication house sits on an organic farm in Minnesota, and is close to making an all-green CD package. Minowa promises that by the end of 2007, a ...

  6. Kill The Jewel Box

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With discussions about green packaging and the perceived value of the CD rampant, now is clearly the time to get rid of the land-filling piece of crap known as the jewel box. How the jewel box came to be perceived by the labels as high-end packagi ...

  7. Canadian Tariffs Drop

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Board of Canada May 11 revealed the Private Copying Tariffs for 2005, 2006 and 2007 that lessens interim tariffs for music rights holders. The figures were published in the federal government's Canada Gazette. The Canadian Priva ...

  8. German Downturn Slowing, Says IFPI

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The German recorded music market continued to contract in 2006. The national record business declined by 2.4% to a retail value of €1.706 billion ($2.27 billion), the German IFPI reported on Thursday. The figure includes VAT at 16%. Germany's ...

  9. EC Clears Lite-On Buyout Of APM

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The European Commission on Friday cleared Lite-On's takeover of Philips' CD and DVD vehicle entertainment system Automotive Playback Modules (APM). APM develops, manufactures and supplies CD and DVD playback modules. The Commission -- th ...

  10. Argentine Officials Seize Disc Shipment

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CDs and DVDs valued at more than 300K. Argentine customs officials seized a suspicious shipment of about 1 million blank recordable CDs and DVDs the week of Aug. 19, IFPI Latin America reported. According to the recording industry organization, sh ...

  11. Argentine Officials Seize Disc Shipment

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CDs and DVDs valued at more than 300K. Argentine customs officials seized a suspicious shipment of about 1 million blank recordable CDs and DVDs the week of Aug. 19, IFPI Latin America reported. According to the recording industry organization, sh ...

  12. The Publishers' Place

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It seems that Sony/ATV and Jamster heard those who have criticized the music industry for not offering consumers new musical experiences through ringtones. The publisher and the digital content provid It seems that Sony/ATV and Jamster heard those ...

  13. Jakarta Police Seize Pirate Discs In Raid

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized about 21,000 illegal CD discs plus 27,000 Video CD (VCD) units, 500,000 unfinished discs, and enough material to produce another 700,000-plus disc units in Indonesian police officers in Jakarta seized a ...

  14. Malaysian Officials Raid Pirate Operation

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seven men arrested. Malaysian officers raided a licensed optical disc production factory suspected of manufacturing pirated VCDs and DVDs in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (Aug. 4). They arrested seven men and impounded two DVD and one VCD factory product ...

  15. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  16. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  17. SGAE: Spanish CD, DVD Market Down In 2005

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The value of Spain's videogame market in 2005 almost matched the combined value of the market for CDs and DVDs, the Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE said today (June 21) when it presented The value of Spain's video ...

  18. Indonesian Police Raid Jakarta House

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arrest two, seize record 140 burners. Indonesian police in Jakarta raided a house in West Jakarta, arresting two men and seizing a record 140 DVD-R burners and 53,400 pirated optical discs that included 25,000 music CDs. The June 1 raid was part o ...

  19. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST goal: press 13M CDs, 11M DVDs. Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 million DVDs i ...

  20. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 mil Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  21. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to tradi Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capit ...

  22. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company pledges to donate 20% to artists. Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to trading se ...

  23. Commission Closes Probe Into Philips CD-R Patent

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has dropped its anti-trust investigation into Philips' proprietary software for CD-Recordable discs. The Commission said today (Feb. 9) it had closed the case after the Dutch e The European Commission has dropped its a ...

  24. Commission Closes Probe Into Philips CD-R Patent

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has dropped its anti-trust investigation into Philips' proprietary software for CD-Recordable discs. The Commission said today (Feb. 9) it had closed the case after the Dutch e The European Commission has dropped its a ...

  25. Malaysian Raid Seizes Four Factory Production Lines

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eight people were arrested. Malaysian law enforcement officials accompanied by Motion Picture Assn. representatives raided a suspected pirate optical disc production factory yesterday (Jan. 25) in Johor Bahru, seizing four DVD/VCD factory producti ...

  26. Raid In Columbia Seizes 210K CD-Rs, 100K DVD-Rs

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST A joint operative between police, prosecutors and anti-piracy teams in Colombia resulted in the seizure of 210,000 recorded music CD-Rs, along with nearly 100,000 counterfeit DVD-Rs, 1.1 million inlay A joint operative between police, prosecutors ...

  27. Oz Veteran Harding To Retire

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire Dec. 23 after almost 45 years in the Australian music industry. Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire D ...

  28. Sony BMG Recalls Copy-Protected CDs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wednesday (Nov. 16) it was recalling music CDs containing copy-protection software that acts like virus software and hides deep inside a computer. Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wedn ...

  29. Bollywood CD Pirates Arrested In U.K. Raids

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Factory could generate 50,000 discs each day. Law enforcement officers have shuttered the largest-known counterfeit CD and DVD factory of its kind in western Europe. Three Asian males were arrested and more than £400,000 ($729,000) worth of equipm ...

  30. DVD Format War Looms

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chances looked slim that consumers will be spared a DVD format war, as the backers of one standard said Sept. 2 there was no common ground for a unified format and it was on track for a market launch BERLIN (Reuters) -- Chances looked slim that co ...

  31. How To Compete With Illegal File-Sharing

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel of 19-23 year-olds offer thoughts at NARM. Legitimate online download sites need a deeper selection to compete with illegal file-sharing networks and new technologies that impede CD burning will further drive customers away from record store ...

  32. Royal Philips, Microsoft Partner For Digital Ent

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Media shared through consumer electronics. Royal Philips Electronics and Microsoft Corp. revealed a multi-tier series of agreements designed to make the sharing of digital entertainment media across different consumer electronic devices easier. Un ...

  33. Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte NEW YORK -- The Universal Music Group has agre ...

  34. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  35. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  36. RIAA Licensing DualDisc Logo

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America is launching a new program for licensing the DualDisc logo for use on hybrid CD/DVD releases. NEW YORK -- The Recording Industry Assn. of America is launching a new program for licensing the DualDisc logo fo ...

  37. RIAA Licensing DualDisc Logo

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Available to all record labels for fee. The RIAA is launching a new program for licensing the DualDisc logo for use on hybrid CD/DVD releases. The initiative sets physical and content specifications for official DualDisc releases and makes the log ...

  38. Wal-Mart Offers Customized CDs

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retail giant to burn discs on demand. Wal-Mart has introduced an online custom CD burning service that allows customers to buy tracks without downloading them to a computer. Users select and buy the tracks they want, which Wal-Mart will then burn ...

  39. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  40. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  41. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  42. Global Biz Down 1% In 2004

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for music DVD will pick up pace for years to come. While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for music ...

  43. Global Biz Down 1% In 2004

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for music DVD will pace the industry for years to come. While the recorded music business dipped slightly in 2004, new research predicts that demand for m ...

  44. Jazz Notes

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chesky Records delivers live studio recordings using such high-end formats as DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Chesky Records delivers live studio recordings using such high-end formats as DVD-Audio and Super Audio C ...

  45. EMI, Warner Sell Aussie CD Plant

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia have agreed to sell their jointly-owned CD manufacturing business Digital Audio Technologies Australia (DATA) to Summit Technology Australia for an undis SYDNEY -- EMI Music Australia and Warner Music ...

  46. EMI, Warner Sell Aussie CD Plant

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia have agreed to sell their jointly owned CD manufacturing business, Digital Audio Technologies Australia, to Summit Technology Australia for an undisclose EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia ...

  47. EMI, Warner Sell Aussie CD Plant

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia have agreed to sell their jointly owned CD manufacturing business, Digital Audio Technologies Australia, to Summit Technology Australia for an undisclose EMI Music Australia and Warner Music Australia ...

  48. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy-protection technology from their releases. TOKYO -- Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy ...

  49. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  50. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

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